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conservator


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conservator  \Con"ser*va`tor\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.:  cf  F. 
  conservateur.] 
  1.  One  who  preserves  from  injury  or  violation;  a  protector;  a 
  preserver. 
 
  The  great  Creator  and  Conservator  of  the  world. 
  --Derham. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  An  officer  who  has  charge  of  preserving  the  public 
  peace,  as  a  justice  or  sheriff. 
  b  One  who  has  an  official  charge  of  preserving  the 
  rights  and  privileges  of  a  city,  corporation, 
  community,  or  estate. 
 
  The  lords  of  the  secret  council  were  likewise 
  made  conservators  of  the  peace  of  the  two 
  kingdoms.  --Clarendon. 
 
  The  conservator  of  the  estate  of  an  idiot. 
  --Bouvier. 
 
  {Conservators  of  the  River  Thames},  a  board  of  commissioners 
  instituted  by  Parliament  to  have  the  conservancy  of  the 
  Thames. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conservator 
  n  1:  the  custodian  of  a  collection  (as  a  museum  or  library)  [syn: 
  {curator}] 
  2:  someone  appointed  by  a  court  to  assume  responsibility  for 
  the  interests  of  a  minor  or  incompetent  person 




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